About me

Gennady Uraltsev (picture)
Gennady Uraltsev
Whyburn research assosciate and instructor (postdoc)
University of Virginia – Mathematics
PhD: University of Bonn – BIGS
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Christoph Thiele
Address 329 Kerchof Hall – Math Department
  141 Cabell Drive
  P.O. Box 400137
  Charlottesville, VA 22904
Email gennady.uraltsev@gmail.com
Website https://guraltsev.gitlab.io
PGP AB0A 5E0D 0F97 B54F 4A59 7532 F1D2 79CB 941F 6CB0

I do math and I specialize in harmonic analysis. I am also interested Banach space geometry and stochastic PDEs, and in particular their interplay with harmonic analysis.

I did my B.Sc and M.Sc in mathematics in Pisa, Italy with Fulvio Ricci as my M.Sc. advisor.

I attained my PhD in Bonn, Germany under the guidance of Christoph Thiele.

Research interests

Harmonic Analysis Partial Differential Equation Stochastic PDEs

My research is concerned with Harmonic Analysis and the theory of singular integral operators. My main area of work is time-frequency analysis, initiated by Carleson with his celebrated result on the pointwise convergence of Fourier series for \(L^{2}\) functions. Since then the field has been significantly developed and many deep and surprising connections have been found with Ergodic Theory, Additive Combinatorics, and, crucially, with the study of dispersive PDEs and SDEs. On the other hand, many fundamental questions in the area remain open and some are beyond the reach of currently developed techniques. Time-frequency behavior often arises when considering maximal or multilinear analogues of Calderón-Zygmund SIOs.

My PhD thesis (2016) was concerned with developing and applying outer measure Lebesgue space theory: a powerful and general functional-analytic framework allowing one to systematically deal with with a large class of time-frequency operators.

Banach space-valued harmonic analysis

Most results about singular integral operators were originally formulated for functions valued in \(\C\). Many PDE applications however require analogous results for functions valued in Banach spaces. I am in particular interested in extending time-frequency analysis results to the context of Banach spaces. Studying multi-linear operators valued in Banach spaces can also provide interesting insights about the intrinsic geometry of different Banach spaces on their own and when related to others (multi-linear Banach space geometry).

Uniform bounds

Many multilinear operators in harmonic analysis, known as "Brascamp-Lieb" operators, depend on several geometric parameters. Many operators in time-frequency analysis happen to be singular variants of such "Brascamp-Lieb" inequalities. While many bounds are known in specific cases, a more uniform theory is incomplete. Trying to prove "uniform bounds" for such operators i.e. bounds that are independent of a specific geometric parameter configuration elucidates how time-frequency techniques interact with more classical harmonic analysis results.

Outer Lebesgue spaces

Outer Lebesgue spaces have found great use in formalizing, cleaning up, and streamlining quite complex, and sometimes ad-hoc, arguments in time frequency analysis proof by providing a consistent functional analytic framework. Many abstract questions (duality, interpolation etc.) about outer Lebesgue spaces remain open.

Stochastic PDEs: renormalization and paracontrolled calculus

Evolution PDEs with random driving noise or random initial data present new challenges. Parabolic equations have been investigated at length using both analytic and algebraic techniques; my main interest is related to dispersive equations. Techniques recently developed for dealing with stochastic dispersive PDEs seem to have interesting potential applications even in deterministic settings in time-frequency analysis e.g. understanding bounds for the Nonlinear Fourier Transform (aka scattering transform).


G. Uraltsev 2020 Uniform Bounds for the bilinear Hilbert transform in the Banach range draft, in preparation
A. Amenta, and G.Uraltsev 2020 Variational Carleson operators in UMD spaces arXiv preprint arXiv:2003.02742, submitted
A. Amenta, and G.Uraltsev 2019 The bilinear Hilbert transform in UMD spaces Mathematische Annalen, (2020), 1-93 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00208-020-02052-y
A. Amenta, and G. Uraltsev 2019 Banach-valued modulation invariant Carleson embeddings and outer-\( L^ p \) spaces: the Walsh case Journal of Fourier Analysis and Applications 26, no. 4 (2020): 1-54 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00041-020-09768-0
F. Di Plinio, Y.Q. Do, and G. Uraltsev 2018 Positive Sparse Domination of Variational Carleson Operators Annali della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. Classe di scienze, 18(4), pp.1443-1458
G. Uraltsev, 2016 Variational Carleson embeddings into the upper 3-space arXiv preprint arXiv:1610.07657, submitted
C. Mantegazza, G. Mascellani, and G. Uraltsev 2014 On the distributional Hessian of the distance function Pacific Journal of Mathematics 270.1: pp.151-166


PhD Thesis Time-Frequency Analysis of the Variational Carleson Operator using outer-measure \( L^{p} \) spaces 🔗
Master Thesis Multi-parameter Singular Integrals: Product and Flag Kernels 🔗
Bachelor Thesis Regularity of Minimizers of One-Dimensional Scalar Variational Problems with Lagrangians with Reduced Smoothness Conditions 🔗

Talks and travel


Dates Where Title/Abstract

Past (selected)

Dates Location Title  
<2021-02> Online Analysis Research Seminar Some results in Banach space-valued time frequency analysis Online seminar speaker
<2020-12-09> Seminari a distanza di Analisi Armonica Some results in Banach space-valued time frequency analysis Online seminar speaker
<2020-10-19> Probability and Analysis Webinar Some results in Banach space-valued time frequency analysis (zoom) Online seminar speaker
<2020-09-29> UVA Analysis and PDE seminar Some results in Banach space-valued time frequency analysis I Online seminar speaker
<2020-10-06>   Some results in Banach space-valued time frequency analysis II  
<2020-07> Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, Germany Vector valued Calderón-Zygmund and time frequency analysis Work group seminar co-organizer, speaker
<2020-03> Cornell University, Ithaca (NY), USA Uniform Bounds in Harmonic Analysis Oliver Club Colloquim speaker
<2019-10> Washington University, St. Louis Uniform Bounds for the Bilinear Hilbert Transform Seminar speaker
<2018-07> ICM 2018 Satellite Conference Harmonic Analysis,    
  Porto Alegre (RS), Brazil    
<2018-10> NEAM 2018, New Paltz (NY), USA   Short talk speaker
<2017-12> Chebychev Laboratory, St. Petersburg, Russia Outer measure spaces in Time Frequency Analysis Minicourse speaker
<2017-12> Steklov Institute of Mathematics, St. Petersburg, Russia Uniform Bounds for the Bilinear Hilbert Transform Seminar speaker
<2017-10> NEAM 2017, Albany (NY), USA Uniform Bounds for the Bilinear Hilbert Transform Short talk speaker
<2017-06> Math Dept - Delft University, Delft, Netherlands Variational Carleson andbeyond using embedding maps and iterated outer measure spaces” Seminar speaker


Spring 2020 (Cornell)

Lebesgue Integration crash course

Crash course materials (e-mail me for the password; please do not share neither password nor the downloaded files).

Suggested book: Stein, E. M., & Shakarchi, R. (2005). Real analysis: measure theory, integration, and Hilbert spaces. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press.

Fall 2019 (Cornell)

Honors Analysis I (MATH4130-002)

Partial Differential Equations I (MATH6150)

Spring 2019 (Cornell)

Introduction to PDEs (MATH4280)

Topics in Analysis: Rough paths and SPDEs (MATH7120)

Fall 2018 (Cornell)

Graduate Real Analysis (MATH6110)

Spring 2018 (Cornell)

Multivariable Calculus (MATH2220)

Fall 2017 (Cornell)

Calculus 1 (MATH1110)